Delhi metro, public buses to run on limited capacity as Coronavirus cases rise again

  • | Tuesday | 23rd February, 2021

With coronavirus cases on the rise, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Monday decided that public buses (DTC) and Delhi Metro trains will be running at their current limited capacities for at least two more weeks

With coronavirus cases on the rise, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Monday decided that public buses (DTC) and Delhi Metro trains will be running at their current limited capacities for at least two more weeks maintaining the status quo on the number of passengers. The decision was taken as states like Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab are witnessing a surge in the new COVID-19 strain.

Maharashtra has already imposed a lockdown in Pune, Amravati and a few other areas to curb the spread of coronavirus.  A meeting of the DDMA was chaired by Lt Governor Anil Baijal and attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Chief Secretary Vijay Dev and other officers. 

 “Delhi Metro trains and public buses will run at previously fixed limited capacities for now. It is a vigilant wait and watch for another two weeks,” they said. 

The Delhi transport department had last week sent a proposal to the DDMA to allow people to travel standing up in public buses like before.

Current restrictions for public transportation in Delhi NCR

The DTC and cluster buses in Delhi are currently plying with full seating capacity although passengers cannot stand during travel at present.

In metro trains, commuters can sit on alternate seats, leaving a seat between them vacant. Further, commuters standing have to maintain a stipulated distance between them, to reduce the carrying capacity of the coaches.



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